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How to Make Your Next Business Trip Worry-Free

Business trips aren’t always easy, especially if you are traveling a lot. Your employer generally expects a lot from you within a short amount of time. Also, change of weather, less sleep and eating outside can disrupt your routine and as a result, decrease your health. Below you can find some tips for a stress free business trip. Tips for ... Read More »

Helpr App Disrupts Childcare Industry With On-Demand Babysitting

When you’re a parent, fun nights out can be extremely few and far between. It usually takes days of meticulous planning and maneuvering — which is why having a babysitter cancel on you at the last possible second is such an utterly soul-destroying experience. Entrepreneurs Kasey Edwards and Becka Klauber Richter have set out to ensure this never happens to ... Read More »

Expertise.tv Offers Webinar Platforms for Coaches

Finding new coaching clients can be an uphill task, but it no longer has to be thanks to Expertise.tv. The all-in-one platform helps coaches to address the unique day-to-day challenges they face when running their own coaching business. Like all businesses, coaching can be a handful when you have to attract new clients, manage bookings, handle payments and still effectively ... Read More »

Julia Kurnia of Zidisha: How Non-Profit Used Tech Startup Tactics to Build a Microlending Marketplace

Small Business Trends: Tell us a little bit of your personal background. Julia Kurnia: I’ve always been interested in using technology to bring better opportunities, better access to capital to the world’s poorest places. When Kiva got started in 2005, I was very excited by the idea and I got a job working with one of Kiva’s first intermediary banks ... Read More »

It’s Time to Invest In Tech for Your Small Business – Now What?

Entrepreneurs have enough on their plate without worrying about the technological needs of their new business. Between complicated and highly technical infrastructure, advanced operating systems and constantly evolving technologies, it can be difficult for the most steadfast of IT pros to keep up. The majority of today’s enterprises share many of the same IT needs, so there are some generic ... Read More »

Financing Your Startup: Are Government Grants an Option?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions posted by entrepreneurs and owners of young businesses in the SBA Community. And, in most cases, the answer is “no.” However, some small businesses, particularly those engaged in “high-tech” innovation or scientific research and development, can benefit from government grants. Here are some facts about government grants for small businesses, including ... Read More »

30 Top Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

Embed this Infographic on your Site Different communities may attract different kinds of entrepreneurs. Some qualities — such as customers with sufficient disposable income, availability of a large employee pool, low taxes and fewer regulations — certainly tend to make a community more appealing to entrepreneurs  in general. Still other aspects of a community might appeal to a specific type ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Publishers Rake It In, $100 Million Pledged Thus Far, Kickstarter Says

Product startups aren’t the only entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to finance their products. Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has hit a landmark, recording $100 million in pledges to small publishers and self-publishing authors. In a blog post, the company said that “more than a million people from around the world have gotten behind over 30,000 Publishing projects on Kickstarter, helping nearly 10,000 of ... Read More »

BizEquity Partners with Equifax in a Bid to Democratize Business Valuations

What is your business worth? Do you have any idea? BizEquity, an online provider of business valuation big data, recently announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Equifax (NYSE: EFX), an information solutions and global insights provider, to help answer this very question. The companies say they’re offering a joint business valuation service that will help small business ... Read More »

8 Ways to Protect You and Clients from Financial Fraud

The predicament unfolding at Wells Fargo where 5,300 employees were fired due to phony bank accounts opened to “boost their sales figures and make more money” is not new in the financial world. Unscrupulous practices have occurred for years in varying degrees. In 1985, a just-fired employee at a New York-based commercial bank stood in front of his former co-workers to ... Read More »